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martha: here we are. bill: cummins before kilmeade. martha: if you haven't visit he had us on kilmeade on radio you should visit us i'll we'll get him crocodile insurance. martha: see you tomorrow, folks. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a fox news alert. four iconic american astronauts to be honored by congress. good morning, to you i'm jon scott. jenna: a nice way to start the day. we're in the newsroom and happening on capitol hill leaders in both parties in the house and senate holding a gold medal ceremony. that gold medal is the highest civilian award and it will be awarded. john glenn, neil armstrong, buzz aldrin and michael collins. hear is the speaker. should we listen in, guys. let's listen to the speaker. >> to express appreciation
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for distinguished achievements and contributions to our country. the first recipient of a go ahead medal was general george washington. today pursuant to the public law 111.44 we will present a gold medal on behalf of the united states congress to the honorable john glenn. first american to orbit the earth. neil armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon. michael collins, the pilot of a apollo 11's command module and dr. buzz aldrin, pilot of apollo's lunar module and the second human being to walk on the moon. we're honored to be joined by a number about distinguished public servants and members of the nasa community, including the most recent astronaut class which graduated not long ago. also with us are members of the crew of the uss hornet, the carrier that recovered the apollo 11 astro
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astronauts when they splashed down in the pacific. before we have the presentation of colors, let me draw your attention to the flag here on stage. it was a tradition for returning astronauts to appear before a joint meeting of the congress. senator glenn did so on february 26th, 1962. on september 16th, 1969 the crew of apollo 11 presented speaker john mccormick with a flag they carried to the moon. today the flag is under the care of the house sergeant of arms, bill livingfood. as some of you know bill has had great affection for the flag. i'm told he has even held birthday parties for it. we appreciate his willingness to part with it for just today.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the colors by the united states armed forces color guard, the singing of our national anthem and retiring of the colors. jon: we will continue to keep our eye, we will continue to keep our eye on this very special ceremony in the capitol rotunda. the congressional gold medal being given to four astronauts, john glenn, along with michael armstrong, i'm sorry, mike collins, as well as buzz aldrin and the first man to walk on the moon, neil armstrong. we'll have it streaming live on foxnews.com if you like to follow along. we'll check back in on the ceremony as little later on. jenna: nice to see a little bipartisanship there. you have representatives
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from both parties. jon: everybody agreed on this doesn't happen often. jenna: something we an agree on. how about this. something not as easy to agree upon. one week to go with the super-committee to come up with a way to cut the deficit by $1.2 doctor over next 10 years. we're learning that the they are far away at this moment. things can turn quickly but at this moment they're far apart. automatic cuts are set to go into effect if no agreement is in place by the time we get to thanksgiving dinner. all this as the debt clock ticks toward a whopping $15 trillion when we cross that mark. steve moore, senior economics writer for "the wall street journal.". steve, i have no idea what 15 trillion is worth or what it looks like. i'm interested in perspective. what takes today different than today or tomorrow? are we at the point right now where the debt is truly at the point of no return?
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>> jenna, what is wrong with this picture? i was watching that coverage what was coming in the capitol. 40 years ago we could put a man on the moon but 0 years later we can't balance the budget. jenna: that is some perspective, yeah. >> it is a depressing statistic. $15 trillion. that is big number. a trillion dollars, jenna, is a,dollars. there are a lot of zeros. 12 zeroes in a trillion. 13 zeroes in 10 trillion. enormous numbers. this is so depressing because they can't even get the first trillion dollars of cut. if we stay on the baseline we're on now and we do nothing, jenna, we'll have a $10 trillion increase to the 15 trillion. we'll be at 25 trillion. this super-committee is charged with coming up with the first trillion dollars of cuts and they're gridlocked into that. this is not super-committee. it is supergridlock that is depressing. as you said the default we might have to see the automatic across-the-board cuts that start sometime
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later next year. jenna: we can count pennies. it is tough to quantify confidence. i'm curious your thoughts watching this process play out on what the effect is to our economy because we're watching it as consumers. >> you're right. consumers are watching it. you know who else is watching this jenna? investors around the world that invest in our treasury bills. as you said we have 15 trillion of them outstanding. this doesn't send a very confident message to the rest of the world that we can't get our act together. both republicans and democrats are at fault. the president unfortunately has been absent without leadership. he hasn't been involved in the negotiations even though he created the super-committee in the first place. i don't think anyone comes out of this looking very good. the democrats, the big problem right now, jenna, as i talk to my republican sources on city, all the democrats want to talk about is raising taxes. they haven't really gotten very serious how do we make the expenditure cuts which voters voted for last year. jenna: tough to know what is
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going on inside the super-committee, stephen. i'm curious on your thoughts as well. there was discussion, we just had one on "america's newsroom" whether or not we should hear about the supreme court's case to take up the health care law. >> right. jenna: do you think the super-committee should have their negotiations publicly? >> that's a great point. i would love to see some sunshine here. i'm a big believer whether the federal reserve bank or a committee like this these should be aired out in public. there is nothing to prevent them from meeting in private to make these last minute deals. jenna, i do think give how high the stakes are, you're right, the clock is i can it is, they only have a few more days to get an agreement, i've followed washington 27 years. they're like high school kids. they wait until the very last minute, as we saw the debt ceiling they waited until the last day to get an agreement. i think we'll get an agreement. i don't think we'll be happy with it. i don't think they will come near the $1.2 trillion that are charged with cutting.
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this is the low-hanging fruit. if we have to cut 10 trillion, first trillion should be easy cuts and they can't even agree on that. jenna: i bet you weren't like that in high school, steve? you got your assignments in early. >> very conscientious. jenna: we'll watch the details that come out. steve, always nice to have your perspective. thank you very much. >> see you soon. thank you. jon: $15 trillion pretty unpleasant and so is this case the penn state child sex abuse case. an e-mail given to the associated press is making headlines today. it was written by mike mcqueary, the assistant football coach who told a grand jury that he saw jerry sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the shower. he writes to a friend about that alleged incident. i did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police. well that contradicts the grand jury report which says mcqueary was never questioned by police. cbs news caught up with mcqueary at his home. >> do you have any idea when you think you might be ready
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to talk? >> this process has to play out. i just don't have anything else to say. >> okay. and then just one last thing. just describe your emotions right now. >> all over the place. just kind of shaken. >> crazy? >> crazy. >> you said what, like a -- >> snow globe. >> like a snow globe? >> yes, sir. jon: david lee miller live for us from university park pennsylvania. david. >> reporter: jon an unexpected twist to this story. one witness now it appears there are two different stories. mike mcqueary as you just pointed out appears to told the grand jury one thing based on the report from the grand jury and appears to be telling his friends something else in an e-mail. in the grand jury report it does say this about mike mcqueary. he is referred to as the grad assistant. and i quote, the grand jury finds the grad assistant's testimony to be extremely credible. remember it was his testimony that ultimately
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led to criminal charges being filed against two administrators here at penn state, tim curley, the athletic director and charges against gary schultz the vice president of finance and business. they are now accused of perjury. they're also being charged for not telling authorities about alleged child abuse. the grand jury, speaking about curley and schultz says this, we have another full screen graphic. the grand jury finds that portions of the testimony of tim curley and gary schultz are not credible. in light of these events, it is interesting to note that tomorrow there was supposed to be a preliminary hearing for schultz and curley. the prosecutors office, the attorney general's office here has now postponed that. the attorneys for curley and schultz have issued a statement. and that says, i quote again, hard to imagine after conducting a three-year investigation and what we believe is one witness, mike mcqueary to prepare to testify at the preliminary hearing the attorney general's office claims they are unavailable. the statement goes on to say, mr. curley and mr. schultz
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are anxious to face their awe keysers and clear their good names and go on with their lives. with mike mcqueary now appearing to release contradictary statements in contrast to what he reportedly told the grand jury, there is some question about the case against schultz and curley. arguably, jon, you could say there is some question about the university's decision to fire joe paterno as well as graham spanier, the president, based in part on what mcqueary has been saying. and lastly now, in another development we have pictures recorded within the hour outside the home of the alleged pedophile, jerry sandusky. sandusky no longer welcome on the penn state campus. used to work out here at the gym. today we saw a exercise machine being delivered to his home. sandusky though continues to keep a low profile. jon, back to you. jon: david lee miller, thank you. jenna: plus capitol hill lawmakers hold hearings today on huge executive payouts at fannie mae and
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freddie mac. we have new information coming to light about gop presidential candidate newt gingrich and his relationship with mortgage giant freddie mac. bloomberg reports the former house speaker wased paid more than $1.6 million in consulting fees by freddie mac, this is over an eight-year period. it is raising questions and chief washington correspondent james rosen is exploring those. he is live in our d.c. bureau. >> reporter: good morning, jenna. with his recent surge in the poles newt gingrich has renewed scrutiny over his account of his relationship with bee league burred mortgage giant freddie mac. the former house speaker told questioners he serveds freddie as quote, unquote, historian. >> my advice as historian when they walked in said to me we are now making loans to people with no credit history and no record of paying back anything but that is what the government wants us to do. i said to them at the time, this is bubble. this is insane. this is impossible. >> reporter: but gingrich
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who appeared early this morning at a fund-raiser in iowa was, according to bloomberg, paid more than five times the 300 grand he was asked about at the cnbc debate. the relationship as jenna noted said to have lasted eight years. a executive worked with gingrich disputed claims he sounded alarms about the lending practices. the executive said, gingrich helped freddie mac develop its plans to expand homeownership. later today on "special report" with bret baier and fox report with shepard smith, fox news will be unveiling the results of our own most recent polls which will include not only latest ranging of the gop contenders but responses to questions about the herman cain sexual harassment ral mitigations and voters answer to this question, what voter do you trust to have the finger on the nuclear button. jenna: good question, james. we'll watch for that later today on fox. james rosen.
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thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: this one started as a little tiny crack in the road. now it is a sinkhole that keeps growing as dot fears a big chunk of the california coast could slide into the pacific ocean. the race to stop a landslide is next. jenna: keeping you safe while you fly. we talked about driving. how about flying? as we approach one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, a new survey what passengers think about airport security. curious about that we're live with the that story. jon: and a bold new treatment for trauma victims. how chilling out can actually save your life. ♪ . [ male announcer ] are you considering a new medicare plan?
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jon: a tornado watch for parts of florida, and georgia including atlanta, tennessee, north carolina, until 6:00 p.m. central time
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and a tornado warning in effect for northwestern cusa and east central chilton counties in alabama. a very serious storm, severe thunderstorm, capable of producing a tornado cited about -- sighted about 20 minutes ago near bald rock. it is moving to the northeast, 40 miles per hour. even if you're not right in the immediate vicinity this thing could be on you quickly. keep an eye on the sky and an ear on your weather radio. janice dean will join us in a few minutes with the latest. jenna: right now, concern that an entire chunk of road could just end up in the pacific ocean. hopefully while not while you're driving on it. this is san pedro, north of los angeles where chunks of coastal bluff are falling into the pacific. what started as a small crack in the road turned into a sinkhole that just keeps getting worse. there are fences up. they're trying to make sure people don't get too close
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and obviously no one gets on the road with a car. crews are rushing to move water and sewer lines along with storm drains before a smage i don't remember storm hits. no homes are in danger but it keeps getting bigger. jon: i would not want to be one of those repair crews, i'll tell you. who wants to dig with a back hole around there? that would be dicey. a new survey shows frequent flyers are more frustrated than ever. a survey by the u.s. travel association shows four out of the top five complaints of air travelers are related to those screenings and huy the tsa handles security in general. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live from reagan national airport just outside washington. so, i bet i can guess but give us those top frustration, catherine? >> reporter: thanks, jon. this is survey time of year for travel. just an hour from now we'll get this new report released by republican congressman john mica of florida which is an overview of the tsa in the last decade but this
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latest report from the u.s. travel association was striking about it, almost everything comes back to the amount of carry-on luggage people are carrying. that was the top concern about 70%. that of course leads to long lines at security checkpoints. that was the number two complaint. and then what you would expect, sort of playing out in the third and fourth spot. third was taking off your belts or shoes or your jackets and the fourth was unfriendly tsa screeners. what really struck me about the survey, it all came back to that carry-on luggage which of course people are doing because they want to avoid those fees with the check-in luggage, jon. jon: i would do it, when ever i fly. i try to anyway. what is the view overall of the tsa. >> reporter: well, surprisingly according to the u.s. travel association survey the view is fairly good. 66% of the those surveyed said they're satisfied with you how the tsa is performing. just about 13, 15% said they were unsatisfied. but given the frustrations over the lines at tsa this association says there is
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clearly room for improvement. >> these frustrations are detering millions of people from taking trips over year -- every year which has a tremendous negative economic benefit on jobs, and on our economy. >> reporter: well, the tsa's position is that there are simply trying to make changes and make reductions in the security where possible and making decisions, jon, as we reported yesterday based on overall intelligence not only domestically but also in an international way, jon. jon: screenings of grandma and kids seems like a waste of manpower and resources. >> reporter: fewer 12-year-olds take off their shoes if you missed that highlight yesterday. jon: that is good to know. i feel safer now, thanks. jenna: a little celebrity news coming up. an update on the justin bieber paternity suit. the woman who claims bieber fathered her baby apparently changing her story. what she is saying now we'll tell you. is former massachusetts mitt romney underrated as a
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jon: a fox news alert and a standoff in morgan county, indiana. reports of shots fired there as authorities went to a log cabin home trying to serve a warrant just this morning. u.s. marshals are on the scene. we understand that a s.w.a.t. team also has been dispatched. rick folbaum has more. >> reporter: four officers at one point were pinned down after an exchange of gunfire, jon. the good news we can report according to local media on the ground that those four officers were freed and they are not injured. so that's good news.
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there are some medical helicopters and ambulances, a part of that convoy of vehicles you see there in this video shot a little while ago. they're there in case they are called upon to help anybody who may be wounded in all of this. as you said a s.w.a.t. team from the morgan county sheriff's department has been called in. this all happened when four officers tried to deliver a warrant at a log cabin home in martinsville, indiana. we have confirmation from some family members yes, they do know the people who live inside of that home. we don't know exactly what happened, when those shots were fired but local schools are in a level one lockdown situation. as we get more, jon, we'll bring it to you. jon: rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: back to new york city now, the future of the "occupy wall street" protests uncertain at this hour at least in the way we've seen it over last several weeks. a much smaller crowd is spending the night at
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zuccotti park in downtown manhattan. this after police cleared their camp yesterday, tearing down tents and arresting hundreds of people who said they simply would not leave. julie banderas is live in zuccotti park? new york city with more. julie, a difference compared to yesterday or are we seeing more of the same? >> reporter: oh, yeah, what a difference a day makes and a huge difference if you look around. i'm able to walk through here and not stumbling over tents because basically the court ordered sided with the city that the demonstrators had to adhere to park rules and no tents and sleeping bags allowed. umbrellas are allowed because it is raining today. people are not allowed to sleep on the floor. if they want to sleep they have to nod off sitting up. that is the rule. no sleeping here. only a dozen protesters spent the night here. the crowd has grown in numbers as the day progressed. one person with their dog. some people with their children. today, mostly quiet, a huge difference from monday night, tuesday morning, midnight
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raid when the nypd armed in riot gear moved in to evict protesters. nearly 200 arrests actually for those who refused to leave. then came that court order filed yesterday afternoon by the national guild of lawyers that tried to prevent the city from enforcing park rules. it backfired and protesters were allowed to return last night but they couldn't set up camp. as for reaction, well it has been mixed. if you're a local business owner or resident you're overjoyed they're out of here, if you're a protester quite the opposite opinion. take a listen. >> when you come in here, as a 99%, to destroy another 99% that is not right. >> there is no end to it. happening in oakland. happening in rome, happening in manila. it is international. it is not the end of it. >> reporter: so we got an e-mail from a spokesperson from "occupy wall street" quotes nothing major today. the big stuff is tomorrow. they plan on taking over wall street. they have a breakfast planned for 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. they plan on taking over
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subways and spreading out through all five boroughs. while zuccotti park might be closed they say their movement is far from over. back to you, jenna. jenna: we'll continue to watch the story, julie, thank you very much. jon: gun rights in this country could soon change in a big way. congress set to vote on a bill that would make concealed weapons permits issued by one state valid all across the country. why gun control advocates say the bill goes too far. with shopping season right around the corner, how one big retailer is dusting itself off after a series of setbacks. we'll take you live to target's hometown, minneapolis, ahead of the holiday rush. ♪ . copd makes it hard to breathe, so i wasn't playing much of a role in my own life,
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jon: you can't be the most powerful name in news without bringing in hundreds of satellite feeds from all over the world, all over the country. that's what we're doing here in the acquisitions room. we want to take you over to remote 262. there is minority leader of house, nancy pelosi speaking at the congressional gold medal ceremony for for four of our legendary astronauts. we'll take you back there live. a first a very important and dangerous story. look at remote 293.
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a severe line of thunderstorms blowing through alabama and mississippi there is a tornado warning for parts of alabama right now. janice dean is live on remote 291. she is in fox emergency weather center to bring us the ratest. -- latest. jd. >> john, line storms moving through the south. the worst time you can feel tornados move through the area because people are sleeping. laurel, mississippi, damaged homes at least four injured and also bunker hill, mississippi, where we have tornado carving a quarter of a mile path. trees are down and a few houses and sheds destroyed. let's look at imminent concern right now across portions of alabama into georgia including the city of atlanta. this watch box in effect until 6:00 p.m. local time. there is the tornado warning where we have some rotation, doppler indicated, just north and east of barrel ham and several severe thunderstorm warnings in
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effect. all this is moving eastward, the mid-atlantic up toward the northeast. we could see the threat for severe weather extending across the southeast up toward the mid-atlantic. certainly large hail, heavy winds, heavy downpours and unfortunately the threat for more tornadoes. we'll keep up to date as more information comes in. jon: we know what happened at the university of alabama back in the springs right? >> absolutely. people need to be on their guard. weather radios need to be on. jon: scary time, jd, thank you. >> okay. jenna: congress is set to take up a bill that could impact the rights of gun owners nationwide. the national right to carry act would make any state concealed weapons permit valid from coast to coast. gun control advocates say the bill would erode laws of states with stricter gun laws so they have those concerns. molly henneberg following the story from washington for us today. molly, supporters say they will end confusion for citizens when they travel. how would it do that? >> reporter: right. different states have
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different requirements for licensing when it comes to concealed weapons permits and this law says if you have a concealed weapons permit in your home state then that permit is valid in any other state except for illinois and washington, d.c. which prohibit carrying a concealed weapon all together. the measure is sponsored by republican congressman cliff stearns and democratic congressman heat schuler. the other supporters say it allows americans to protect themselves as they travel around the country. >> during my 38 years in law enforcement i found that disarming honest citizens does nothing to reduce crime. if anything, it, all it does keep law-abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves from violent criminals. >> reporter: this bill has 245 cosponsors in the house and is expected to pass easily later this afternoon but its fate in the senate is lot less certain. jenna? jenna: the fate in the senate less certain. there are obviously folks that don't want to bill to
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go through. they say it will jeopardize public safety. they want the president to get involved. what is the opponents side why this bill simply should not pass? >> reporter: they say in one state wants to have tougher concealed weapons laws it should not honor a permit from another state with less stringent requirements. new york democratic congresswoman caroline mccarthy and new jersey democratic senator frank lautenberg, sent a letter earlier this month to vow to veto the bill if it gets to his desk. one house democrat says this is distracting from what americans really want from congress. >> are they clamoring for more lenient gun laws? no, madam speaker, the american people want jobs. j, o, b, s, jobs. >> reporter: so far the white house has not taken a position on this bill, jenna? jenna: molly, we'll continue to watch the story. thank you so much.
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jon: we are of course america's election headquarters. there's been a lot of talk about herman cain, newt gingrich, rick perry. the mainstream media might not be focusing on mitt romney but the white house sure seems to be and, mitt romney is returning the favor. he has been holding off on attacks on fellow republicans. he is focusing his fire on the white house. he is also ahead in a new poll in new hampshire. charlie hurt is columnist for "the washington times." charlie, talk about the strategy from romney's standpoint. he has been, you know, gloves off his republican rivals. he is focusing on the president is. that smart? >> oh, i think it is very the smart. the one thing wildly popular in republican circles these days is bashing the white house and bashing democrats. what is less popular these days is bashing fellow republicans. you know, romney has a real, some what of a hill to climb even though he is doing
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better than anybody else, you know, sort of, overall. you know he has got to somehow win over all of these, these other, voters, who simply have not lined up behind him yet. and, it would not be very wise of him to trash, you know, newt gingrich or herman cain or any of these people who have garnered a lot of supporters in key areas. he wins no, you know, no voters by attacking those, those candidates since he really does need to somehow convince those people to get behind him. jon: meantime the white house seems to be fixated on mr. romney. when they go after somebody it is generally romney. >> it's a very interesting strategy because on paper you would think that romney would be the last person that would want to go up against because he is sort of the, sort of perfect calm, business type, serious
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alternative to president obama but for some reason the white house really has sort of given him a lot of ink and reaching out and punching him instead of one of these other candidates you would think they would maybe perhaps prefer running against. jon: the governor of iowa has warned the romney campaign that in his view they have to do a better job or have to put in an appearance, otherwise they say his warning is, that romney will get pounded in the upcoming iowa caucuses. what do you think about that? >> yeah. as you remember, jon, from four years ago, iowa was where mitt romney ran an aggressive campaign. he went all-in there. his idea he would have a big win there, roll into new hampshire and then walk away with it. well, mike huckabee came in and absolutely cleaned his clock in iowa last time and therefore, this time he is very skiddish. he is avoided the state. he has been there i think, just a handful of times.
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i can't remember the exact number but very few times whereas most of the other candidates have been really hitting the ground there. rick santorum has been to all 99 counties. jon: right. >> which he likes to mention in every debate i think. and so, you know, but i do think that in recent weeks romney has started as, so many of his rivals have risen and faltered i think his campaign is rethinking their strategy and they're talking about sort of, maybe doubling down at the last minute here in iowa with hopes of maybe kind of repeating what mike huckabee did last time. jon: romney does seem to be atop the heap of polls in new hampshire which is the second big contest. >> yes. jon: obviously governor of the neighboring state. charlie hurt. we have to say good-bye. thanks. >> thanks, jon. jenna: take a break from politics and talk shopping now, right? shopping season is almost here. i would argue there is not an off-season in shopping in general. i digress. target is gearing up with
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heavy target not without speed bumps for this large retailer. nicole petallides is live at a target in minneapolis, home of the vikings. hi, nicole. >> reporter: i'm here at a target in indianapolis couple blocks away from their headquarters. we're here for fox business's american icon. what makes this an icon? america's second largest retailer. they beat earnings and stock is higher when the market is to the downside. we'll look at everything inside the store and talk to the ceo and find out what he expects for black friday, holidays, i tell you last year, 16% of their numbers actually came from the month of december. december is a great month for them. can they do it again? what are they expecting for friday? u.s. consumers are here and they have been filling up their carts. what do you think? jenna: looks pretty good, nicole. i heard and this might be a rumor i like to ask you about this, that head to toe you've been able to dress yourself in target
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completely for less than $100? >> that's ability absolutely right, jenna. i absolutely did that i came in here, came with empty suitcase. went around did the shopping. got the outfit less than 100 bucks. the $80 in change. jenna: looks good and good price. jon sees a lot of good stuff in target. see him eyeing everything. jon: i go for the supporting goods section. jenna: sporting goods. i should have known. >> reporter: they have something for everybody. jenna: appreciate it again. part of fox business network's american icon series where we profile different big corporations. jon: didn't know they were the second largest retailer. jenna: yeah. good to know. jon: continuing to watch the gold medal ceremony for america's heroes. four of our astronaut legends are there getting the congressional gold medal. there is senator harry reid, the majority leader in the u.s. senate paying tribute -- there is john glenn, former senator from the state of ohio and a former astronaut as well. we'll take you back there live when they get around to
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squeaky-clean bieber denied the claims all along saying he never met the woman. his relationship with teen star selena gomez still going strong. the fact that the charges are dropped. i dodged a bullet having to explain to this whole story to my 7 and 5-year-old daughters. i had no idea how i was going to try to explain to them a paternity case. jon: with my 14-year-old daughter, it is not fun to talk about. >> reporter: a little sticky. jon: thanks, rick. jenna: what a relief. i can see the relief on both of your faces. jon: yes. jenna: don't have to explain it. we're looking for explanation for this next story. the fbi is joining the secret service right now in the hunt for a man suspected of opening fire on the white house. we have the breaking details on that just ahead. plus, researchers in pittsburgh are taking a radical new approach to trauma care, literally putting patients on ice to save their lives. fox medical a-teamer dr. marc siegel tells us why this might work. next.
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jon: a fox news alert. they are american heroes. they were the heroes of my youth and many others of my era. now they are the latest congressional medal of honor recipients. congressional gold medal recipients i should say. we're talking about neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, jr., michael collins and john glenn. legendary astronauts from the mercury program to the apollo program, the first mission to land on the moon, now the recipients ever the
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congressional gold medal. the ceremony taking place in the capitol rotunda just a couple minutes ago. they join people like joan wayne, ronald reagan, the tuskegee airmen and even george washington, who was the first recipient of the congressional gold medal. more coverage available for you on foxnews.com. jenna: this next story really caught our eye. pittsburgh researchers are testing a new treatment for trauma victims, plunging their body temperatures into a deep chill, around 50 degrees. the idea here is that the extreme cold, actually freezing these patients could keep them from bleeding to death, buy them a little more time. fox news mill a-teamer dr. marc siegel is here to explain this. why would this work? >> we have a precedent for this. we've been keeling people down to 90 degrees after cardiac arrest.
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research has shown there is 50% chance we can bring them back that way and 10% without the chilling, mild hypothermia. it works by the way it keeps the cells in the brain and heart from dying. when they are on ice, they die much more slowly. now we're going to extreme version. we're going to 50 degrees. this is like from "the empire strikes back." putting people in suspended animation. in animals the studies worked very well. jenna: how do you chill a body to 50 degrees? >> the other method, 90 degrees, literally putting them into an ice bath. we're taking ice water, injecting into the biggest artery of body so it quicklies cools it down to 50 degrees. jenna: where are we getting the most benefit. >> you said this, when somebody is severe bleeding and can't get control of bleeding. injuries are the number five killer in the world and bleeding is the primary reason. you have a big hemorrhage.
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i'm thinking on battlefield. your house is a navy seal. get a gunshot wound, severe trauma to artery you wouldn't believe how fast people bleed out. even if you do resuscitation and bring them back you might have have an hour to play with them. if you put them on ice literally you have twice as long. jenna: what are the risk risks? thinking hypothermia. >> you need the blood to clot. when you're frozen your blood doesn't clot that is paradox. you don't have the clotting you need. so you continue bleeding. that's why we needed studies. i think the department of defense is right to be funding this. studies in animals are dramatic. this is really bold and i think it will work. jenna: it will be an interesting thing to watch. i was struck by this notion, i would like your opinion on this we're getting closer and closer to technology to cheat death, almost sure death. you wrote about this in your book recently and i'm just curious about that. are all technologies good or is there some unintended
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consequences we should consider? >> first there are ethical questions. how do you get consent? you don't know they're about to get shot. what about people we bring back using this method. jenna: that are already dead. >> that will fully never recover. hard to say. you know me. i'm fully aggressive. i want this option. this is cheating death. jenna: one woman in a case of in the research was dead for 43 minutes. by using part of this technology they were able to bring her back. it is really remarkable. dr. siegel, thank you. >> telephone great visions when they come back. talk about things, very spiritual. jenna: that is another segment. dr. siegel, thank you very much. >> thanks a lot. jon: whole new meaning to ice water in the veins, doesn't it? dozens of new e-mails in released in the solyndra scandal just a day before energy secretary stephen chu is set to testify before a house committee. texas congressman joe barton will join us next to talk about what congress is finding. imagine a black bear
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where you book matters. expedia. >> reporter: live pictures of sue could the te zuccotti park where things are calm even though protestors can't come in with tents or sleeping bags. they are allowed in the park, though. look at damage in this farm house in laurel, mississippi after a tornado swept through damaging 35 homes. luckily no one killed there. look at this house, we showed this to you a little while ago after a standoff. police trying to serve a warrant to a guy ending up in a shootout. four law enforcement officers were held captive for a couple of hours, they are now freed and the suspect is in custody. those are some of the stories as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now.
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jenna: it is official the super committee deadline one week away, one short week away. there is a new push for the we'll see if they can do it. high everybody we are glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee? i'm jon scott. instead of trimming $1.2 trillion from the receive date they are calling for a 4 trillion-dollar solution. jenna: that's pretty good. they don't seem to be getting to the 1 trillion-dollar. if lawmakers can't make a deal by next wednesday automatic cuts could kick in. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. certainly a lot of wild speculation about what is going on with the super committee. in general, though the mood in the halls behind you, what is that telling you about where we are with a week to the deadline. >> reporter: there seems to be a lot of tension and it seems the two parties are talking past one another, not meeting together.
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we saw super committee democrats going in a few minutes ago. patti murray called this a critical day. at this point there do not appear to be any plans of a full super committee group meeting at this point. there is definitely a lot of tension building. you get a sense that one side is waiting for the other side to blink. earlier today republican prochair jeff hensling talked about where he is at this point. lake a listen. >> i haven't lost hope but figuratively speaking it's a few strokes before midnight. we remain concerned. here is where we are. america has a job's crisis, america has a debt crisis. republicans are not going to make one worse by addressing the other. the bottom line is, even president obama has admitted that the main drivers are medicare, medicaid, melt care, nothing else goes close. >> reporter: going into the republican super committee meeting senator rob portman from
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ohio said he has not seen another offer from super committee democrats. the democrats are saying they are waiting for a new offer from the republicans. here we are a week out and it's not clear which side may blink first or extend a branch to try to compromise. jenna. jenna: a few strokes before midnight, a little bit of a cinderella get for. we could use a firee godmother, someone to try and fix this. what about this go big coalition and what they are suggest into lawmakers? >> reporter: a whole lot of bi-partisan lawmakers getting together saying that this is the issue of our time. we heard dick durbin call this the political i shall you've this era, of this particular chapter in history, and so they are arguing that to really show that the united states is serious about tackling the debt issue they should go for a 4 trillion-dollar deal and essentially lock arms and all say we're going to do this for the country. we also heard this from one of the key democrats at that
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session a short time ago. >> the seriousness of the debt challenge can only be met with an equally serious and bipartisan determination to do what needs to be done, to do what the american people expect of us. >> reporter: so as if the pressure is not enough on the super committee with one week to go you have this other group saying, go big, go $4 trillion instead of a trillion and a half as if a trillion and a half wasn't hard enough. jenna: it sound pretty good just to get a trillion at this point. we'll see if they can do it. we'll have more on this now. jon: chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and joins us now. in a weird way does it help the president if the super committee can't get its job done? this president likes to blame a grid locked congress, especially republicans in congress. >> reporter: oh, my goodness, yes, there would be nothing quite so good for the president
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as for the super committee to fail, because it would sort of be his revenge. remember what the super committee is, jon. it was created because congress was unable to come to an agreement about the president's debt ceiling increase in august, so they gave him $900 billion of debt ceiling back then, came to an impasse and then punted the remaining $1.2 trillion of and already locked in debt ceiling increase for the president to this super committee to try to wash their hands of it. if the president can stick republicans with that and say, oh, they failed, congress can't do anything it will enhance his ability to say, unfortunately i am the only adult in washington. jon: one of the things he said on this swing through hawaii for the apec meeting, one of the thins he said was, change takes more than one presidential term to accomplish. it appears there is a bit of politicking going on along with his global diplomacy. >> reporter: quite so. he creates a double standard
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that advantages himself. he says people understand that it takes more than one presidential term to change a place as terrible as washington, essentially but then says, what people won't understand, in these remarks, he says what they won't understand is how congress can be so cold and indifferent rent to their interests. republicans are getting backed into a corner where what is essentially not that big of a deal, in terms of the history of the american budget process, and they are being forced to defend unhappy ground and the president hopes he can make them look bad doing it. jon: congress did agree on one thing, at least the senate did, they did not like the budget the president submitted. >> reporter: they never have, not for a longtime. >> what was the vote on that, 96-0 against the president's -- >> reporter: but they did it with tender hearts. they wanted to like it they just couldn't bring themselves to do it. jon: where does that leave us? i mean there are absolutely no whispers in washington, at least not that i've heard that this super committee is going to be able to come to an agreement. i mean could they cobble something together at the 11th
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hour. >> reporter: partial failure is an option. they could come up with creative accounting and long term changes. when you're talking about ten years from now you can factor in growth rates, factor in all sorts of thing to fudge up a nice number so that it looks pretty big. if they fall short then the dead man switch that is built into this deal would go into effect. it would affect the pentagon but the number would be small if you're only talking about 2, 3, $400 billion spread out over a decade it's not that big a deal. jon: why doesn't the president say, look i'm the president, i'm going to meet with the super committee, i'm going to get involved, roll up my sleeves and get this thing done. >> reporter: he's going to look very different from congress. that's his whole election strategy, to be the guy not in congress and blame congress for the problems of the nation. jon: uh-huh, all right that is a good explanation. chris stirewalt our digital politics editor, thank you. viewers can get more of chris every weekday. he hosts power play live 11:30am
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eastern time foxnews.com. there is the link right there, click on it. jenna: thinks another very big economic story the ceo's of mortgage giants fredee mcand fanny mae are on the hot seat. they ask why executives get multi-million dollar pay packages when our money is keeping freddie and fannie afloat. jim angle is live with more on this. >> reporter: congress is already unhappy about spending $170 billion to bail out fanny mae and freddie mac, the quasi federal agen agencies that own or have half of the mortgages. the house committee has voted 52-4 to stop bonuses and any future once and have executive pay at standard executive levels. one lawmakers after another said
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today in a hearing that is still going on, that they were musta tpaoeud over how the executives could be paid that much. the head of the at see this oversees fannie and freddie says he needs the kind of people that have executive financial experience to minimize losses to taxpayers from the mortgages made years ago. the head of freddie mac says he understands the outrage and the need for the hearing, but offered this explanation, listen. >> let me see if i can explain the dilemma i face. my number one objective since taking the job in the summer of 2009 was to keep the company functioning. i concluded that there would be more families hurt, and the pain would last longer if there was a break down at freddie mac. >> reporter: he also said they've reduced salaries by 50% from where they were before. now the -- nevertheless there is an uncomfortable development for
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the obama administration in all of this because it's been sharply critical of bonuses for private sector executives. in this case ten at fanny and freddie got almost 13 million in bonuses and darrell issa blames the president's previous remarks on bonuses that companies tried to bail out. >> i see reports of massive profits and obscene bone newsess at the very firms who owe their very existence to the american people. i did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on wall street. >> reporter: that offends our fundamental values the president says but congressman issa argued that when it was an agency under the administration's control the president and others simply looked the other way. jenna. jenna: we'll continue to watch this story, jim, thank you. jon: another problem for the president, the white house is coming under fire over green energy stimulus funds, getting lots of flab for handing out subjec subsidies and loan guarantees to companies tied to
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campaign donors. is the obama administration paying favorites with your tax dollars. doug mckelway has taken a look at that and is live. >> reporter: scrutiny of these loans has focused on solyndra. fuse news has learned many companies associated with obama contributors involved green companies involving millions if not billions of dollars. so linda went bankrupt and its chief investor was obama campaign donor kaiser. another company received a $1.6 billion loan guarantee that to whose senior adviser is robert kennedy junior. solar reserve received a $700 million loan guarantee. one of its major investors was sidney alternatives and the former coe was michael fromann deputy assistant to the president. he bund tkeld money for obama in
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2008. there is granit reliable wind information. a majority owner in that company is c.c. mp capital whose director is now the white house deputy chief of staff. these relationships confirmed by fox news were first brought to light in the new book, throw them all out. he says evaluation and accountability of lacking in doe's green energy programs. >> if you're going to have a true evaluation you need to have something like the national institutes of health or something like that where you have a peer-reviewed assessment. that did not happen at all at the department of energy. that was run by partisans at the top. >> reporter: it goes without saying, jon we are likely to hear a lot more about how the loan guarantee decisions were made when energy secretary steven chu testifies before the house and commerce committee. jon: there will be some firework
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at that one i have a feeling. you'll be there to watch it. thank you. jenna: there is an arrest in the death of a one-year-old boy who police have in custody for his murder, we'll have that update for you. rick is over at the web wall happening what is happening today. rick. >> reporter: every day we like to give you at home a little job to do during the show. you can go to the "happening now" home page of foxnews.com. we always have some polls. here are today's and some of the results. will foamer massachusetts governor mitt romney get the gop nomination? almost 62% of you say huh-uh, not going to happen. and then which would you prefer for the u.s. economy, a bipartisan deal from the super committee, or automatic cuts that will be triggered if there is no deal? you're pretty split on that. please take a chance, go in. you can still weigh in on these two polls. when we come back after a quick break the latest on the so linda emails out of the white house. more "happening now," don't go away. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up!
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jenna: right now new information on a few crime stories we've been keeping an eye on for you here. the f.b.i. is joining an investigation at the white house after a bullet hit an exterior window. it was stopped by bulletproof glass. concerns after an additional round of ammunition was also found on the ground. the president and the first lady at the time were in california when this all went down. witnesses asking for leniency for self-help author james arthur ray, a u.s. veteran testifying that ray prevented him from committing suicide. ray is facing up to nine years in prison for leaving a 2009 sweat lodge ceremony in arizona that turned deadly. a mother in missouri is currently in police custody in connection with the death of her child, one-year-old tyler dasher. tyler's booed was found yesterday near a cemetery, about a mile from his home. jon: steven chu the energy
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secretary is defending how the obama administration handled the half billion dollar loan guarantees to solyndra, saying investments by democratic donors played no part in the decision to guarantee those loans but newly uncovered documents appear to show politics played a big part in the whole process. texas congressman joe barton is a republican on the house, energy and commerce committee. how would you assess the white house response to the request for documents so far? >> they are finally beginning to respond, at least partially. they had a deadline of last thursday, and they did send some documents. committee staff is going through those documents, and some of them have already been released. it shows the effort to delay the announcement, for example, of the layoffs until after the election in november, that is one of the documents that we received last week. so they've given some, but there are still more to go. jon: because it was apparent to insiders at the company that they were having real financial
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trouble. they were going to have to layoff a bu bunch of people and there are indication has some people in the administration wanted to put off the announcement of the layoffs until after the election. >> for some reason, exactly the day after the election. jon: it called into question the wisdom of the government getting involved in these projects to try to make, you know, solar power, and wind power, and that kind of thing effective. >> well, i'm not opposed to having the federal government actually invest in some leading-edge technology, but it should be done on the up and up, it should be done transparency and it shouldn't be used as a political payoff. this is a half a billion dollar fiasco that the fingerprints of obama political supporters are all over it, and in my opinion that is wrong. jon: there is a billionaire investor who is closely tied to
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the president, or close to the president who also figures in here. >> and he's in and out, and that's mr. kaiser. he's in and out of the white house, i think 16 or 17 times. he has been interviewed by committee staff and says that he never directly addressed this issue while he was in the white house, but obviously it's the elephant in the room that nobody acknowledges. everybody knows that his company has invested and they go to these elaborate efforts to not talk about it, knowing that he's heavily invested. again, remember, the bush administration turned this loan guarantee down. the obama administration within six weeks not only approved it but accelerated it and was talking about getting the president, the vice president out to make the announcement and do plant visits, which president obama ultimately did. jon: while we're talking about ethics in government, 60 minutes had the big report that
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suggested some members of congress have effectively profited from insider trading knowledge about legislation that would he affect companies. would you support legislation to prohibit that kind of thing? >> well, i think any member of congress has to be open and transparent. it's not illegal for us to own stocks or to invest, but we should do it through the market with knowledge that every american has an opportunity to have access to it. jon: so, if there were legislation to prohibit, quote unquote, insider trading by congressmen you'd support it? >> i think we have that already, but i'd certainly take a look at it. tomorrow, though i'm getting ready to ask questions of secretary chu about what he knew about the solyndra loan and loan guarantee, and some of the information that led him to approve going around the prohibition in the law against subordination so that the taxpayers weren't left literally holding the bag, so to speak. jon: that is going to be an interesting hearing.
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we'll be watching it. congressman joe barton. good to have you on. thank you. jenna: a pipeline explosion rocks a town in ohio. as flames light up the skyline we're learning how far away this blast was felt. the latest on this story next. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. autonsurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. ben your lega. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve.
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soupb in southeast ohio leaves flames shooting hundreds of feet in the air. rick folbaum has that. >> reporter: officials are saying if you live this this area don't call 911 any more. they know about the explosion and their switchboard is being overwhelmed in calls. you can understand why people would be calling after i ca after taking a look at this nearby. flames seen shooting hundreds of feet in the air in this small ohio town, about 50 miles or so from the west virginia border, the explosion taking place earlier today. two counties are responding to
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the situation, jon, no reports of any injuries. there is contusion about the source of the blast. the tennessee pipeline company has equipment in the area. so far, jon they have not been able to determine if that is their pipe. we'll stay on it and bring you more as soon as we get it, back to you. jon: that's a little disconcerting, they don't know whose pipe it is. >> reporter: they are trying to figure it out. jon: keep us updated. jenna: you have to put a name on something like that. we're going to turn to international news now. all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by the end of next month. that is something we know for sure. that news coupled with the latest report from the u.n. watchdog agency that details iran's progress towards nuclear weapons is raising concerns about iran's influence expanding in the region especially with iraq. r. p. eddie is the cpo of ergo. he's former director at the national security council. r. p. we got the news today that some high-ranking iraqi officials are in teheran in meetings right now. when you hear a headline like
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that, what do you think? >> that is not concerning or surprising. this country has goat a 1500-mile border with iraq. they are obviously next door neighbors. they have long historical animosity and relationships. it's probably actually good they are having conversations. jenna: really? it seems the assumption is being made if they are meeting together they are automatically going to be allies, they are going to be plotting against us or again the region. are those the wrong assumptions to make? >> people are tkefr in it lee taking that point of view right now. it's more likely that these two nations are now going to spend more time dealing with the historical animosities that have kept them apart. jenna: you think the united states being in iraq might have helped foster a better relationship between iran and iraq. >> what it certainly did is it allowed aeu ran a lot of hraoefrs that it could pull to try to destabilize iraq. iran wants a weak and less
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stable -- vice versa, iran wants to weaken iraq. they don't want iraq to take a roll. with the u.s. troops there, they were able to use the u.s. presence and the irritation to rally many of their shiite brethren against the ooh night eud states and they did that in cahoots with iran. that and many other efforts that iran made to split iraq down the middle is going to be weekend by the removal of the united states. i don't think that removing the u.s. troops was not a good thing, i think it would be nice for to us stay there and continue our presence to make sure iraq goes into a strong and stable nation. they are on that path right now an are doing okay. iran isn't going to be able toville in the vacuum we've left. jenna: we don't know a lot about iran do we? because the country is so closed. we know they have a very powerful military in the middle east, aspirations for nuclear weapons, although they deny it.
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we have a report that obviously says that they do. why do you think they are not power flee enough to rush into iraq when we leave and take over. >> all the things you said are very true. iran is not only a very large and powerful nation it's a fairly terrifying one. these are facts. iraq has got a strong sense of national identity. they are a large nation, they have more oil under the ground than anybody in the world. they are going to be perhaps one of the richest nations in the world in a couple of decades. as they get there they will be continually stronger and stronger. jenna: we don't do business with iran, obviously there are sanctions. should we be doing business with iraq, should the western world be doing that. >> absolutely. jenna: would that be an interesting stwra taoepblg i can move to keep iraq sovereign or keep them away there iran if that is a real risk. >> it's a fabulous question and solution. what the united states needs to do now to keep iran strong and stable -- excuse me, to do business with iraq. edge courage arab partners in
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the region to bring iraq into the family of nations, to be part of the negotiations and recognize them as a stable and solid nation that they are now. they have been one of the most powerful states in the middle east. they will be again. we needn't be too concerned about iran rushing into the vacuum. we have to be aware that iran and iraq are going to be friends and iran will have an influence there with our presence or not. it's going to happen, it's already happened. jenna: interesting. we'll see what iraqi merges as because there are so many questions. depending on the economy and trade agreements it could be anyone's best guess. >> iffy rack can get it right it will be an extraordinary success story. jenna: r. p. nice to have you. thanks nor being on set with us. jon: let's hope they can get it right. with their camp gone, where does the occupy wall street movement go from here? we are live at new york's a zuccotti park, which you can actually see now. we'll find out what is next. plus, a nation outraged by
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jenna: if you're just joining us we just wrapped up a conversation what is happening in the middle east between iraq and iran, one of the things, side-effects when we talk about unrest in the middle east is oil
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prices. one of the things we're seeing today is oil prices touching right above $100 a barrel. that is the first time we've seen that in four months. we haven't talked a lot about this, have we? but it is happening todays with we push into the holidays. with questions what will happen in the middle east. questions where we are in the economy. whether or not we're gaining steam. usually oil prices go up when there is more optimism. anyone's best guess where we stand in the economic recovery. the dow is down slightly about 60 points. we'll post you on any movements in the markets and otherwise. jon: oil prices would come down if americans could find more oil ourselves but our push for energy independence is runing into regulatory roadblocks. the latest setback involves exploratory blocking of drilling off the coast of alaska. dan springer live in seattle with more on that. dan? >> reporter: jon, today was supposed to be a big day not only shell oil company but this nation looking to become less dependent on
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foreign oil. shell was to announce they would announce plans to drill into the ocean when the ice breaks up. a long taping gelled web of regulations and endless environmental appeals put this thing right back in limbo where it has been for the last several years. shell has spent five years and $4 billion on leases and plans to drill three test wells off the northern tip of alaska in the beaufort sea. one of the last hurdles getting air permit from the environmental protection agency. twice the epa issued the permit. each time green groups appealed to the decision to epa's own environmental appeals board. first time the board rejected permit. that same three-judge panel includes a former environmentallal activist apars in no hearing to make the second ruling. shell officials say they have complied with all the tough regulations but layers of red tape and endless appeals stack the deck against development. >> we're not disputing any of the high standards that the we're being asked to
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work with. what is concerning to us is the fact that there is not any real certainty on how these processes will be met. >> reporter: green groups and alaska natives who oppose offshore drilling say bp, the bp spill in the gulf is evidence the regulations are not tough enough and anything that erodes their ability to challenge drilling in the courts would be devastating for the environment. >> we're part of the ecosystem. once you mess up our ecosystem you will wipe us all out and we don't want that to happen. >> reporter: the closest village to where shell is propose posed to drill is 70 miles away and has a population of 245. how much oil are we talking about? how about 27 billion barrels. that is 2 1/2 times more than what has been produced in alaska on the north slope in the last 30 years. jon? jon: wow, dan springer. thanks, dan. jenna: plus new information on a case we've been following closely. a mysterious death in a
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mansion in san diego. rick folbaum is covering the story from our breaking news desk. rick, what are we learning? >> reporter: this is the case of rebecca zahau. in the world of high-profile autopsies you would be hard-pressed to find a bigger name than dr. cyril wecht. he took part in the autopsies of jonbenet ramsey and anna nicole smith and former president john kennedy. he examined zahau's body and there is evidence she was hit on the head with a blunt object before she died from hanging. homicide detectives say the circumstances of the death were strange and ruled it a suicide and releasing videotape how someone could tie themselves up with their hands behind their back and hang themselves if they wanted to. she got a phone call saying her boyfriend's son had died and had fallen undown the stairs while in her care.
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tv's "dr. phil" paid for zahau's family body to be exhumed. the family says there is no way their loved one killed herself and they believe there was foul play. the long time boyfriend, charles shacknai, former pharmaceutical company executive and his son died, he has asked for the deaths to be reexamined. the sheriff's department, outside of san diego, california, they watched the "dr. phil" show. there was no new evidence presented by the wecht autopsy and the case remains closed. back to you. jenna: interesting outcome there, rick. thank you. jon: well a deadly school bus crash to tell you about just ahead. nearly two dozen killed after a head-on collision with a truck. the public outrageous ahead.
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just. jon: right now new information on stories we're watching across the u.s. and around the world all from inside our control room. a horrifying pus crash in
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china. -- bus crash. 18 kindergarteners and adults are dead after they collided with a bus. authorities blame overcrowding, 64 people were onboard but only nine seats. amnesty for post office fees. the post office is asking people return the white delivery bins. thieves can face a hefty fine. for a few days the usps will look the other way so it doesn't have to buy new ones. he is now number one. duke's mike krzyzewski becoming the winningest coach in division 1 basketball. he has passed his mentor, bobby knight. the blue devils defeating michigan state for his win number 903. jenna: new information in the child sex abuse case at penn state university. new e-mails shedding some light on the story of a key witness, assistant football coach mike mcqueary.
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mcqueary has been publicly criticized for not doing enough to stop an alleged sexual assault he says he witnessed back in 2002 on campus. what will this new information mean to the case? we want to work through it with joey jackson, defense attorney and former prosecutor and kimberly guilfoyle, co-host of "the five" and former prosecutor. hear is the discrepancy or maybe there isn't one. that's why we had you on to talk about it. the associated press got an e-mail from mcqueary or posting an e-mail that mcqueary said. he said this in the e-mail. based on seeing what he says was a sexual assault of a child he made sure it stopped when he left the locker room. he had discussions with police and the official at the university in charge of police. the grand jury report says though that he left immediately after witnessing this, distraught. he went to his father. he went to joe paterno. he did go to some school officials later on but doesn't talk about stopping or making sure the attack stopped. kimberly, you put together grand jury reports like
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this. do you see a discrepancy here or is this typical? >> sure. what is important that the grand jury is sworn testimony under oath. if he gives a statement subsequent to giving that testimony that is inconsistent and contradicts it in any material way, it could be a problem for him going forward. what he does say that is consistent that he was there. that he witnessed it. now it seems like a self-serving statement to say, we don't know if it is true or not that he did interrupt it. he tried to do something to stop it. and he also mentions on this particular e-mail about seeking police intervention, speaking to a law enforcement official and person in charge of police at campus. that remains to be true. he will have to try to back that up. if there are material portions he contradicts himself he could be looking at a potential charge of giving false testimony or false statement or lying to the grand jury, perjury. jon: joey, victim number two that is described in this incident apparently, and i hope i have this right, there are some different twists and turns to these
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stories isn't identified. he has been later identified as a witness that could be called to the stand at least at this time, joey. how important is mcqueary to this entire case? >> the answer is very. you know what, jenna, so many twists and turns and so many you will see to come. watch. the story is this in 2002 he indicates, that is mcqueary he witnessed this incident. what is relevant is what he told to the grand jury. what is interesting in the 23 page report, the grand jury described him as credible. they believed what he said. his indication he left distraught is important. but he also says in the grand jury though they saw him, that is, when he witnessed sandusky and this 10-year-old engage in this act that they had noticed him. as a result of that i think you could conclude that the conduct stopped. and so he did a number of things. mcqueary he did number of things right. i know he is being savaged for not doing more. remember at the time, as
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28-year-old assistant. he followed hierarchy. got out of there right away. he called his father. father said let's call coach paterno. he was called in to meet with mr. schultz. mr. schultz was in charge of the university police. what you have to know if he is charge with the police, tantamount, discussion, mcqueary's with mr. schultz is tantamount to speaking to the police commissioner. so he did report. we'll end up seeing what twist and turns comes about as this case unfolds. jenna: one of the twists we heard from sandusky this week in an nbc interview and we heard from his lawyer, one of the things his lawyer insinuated hey, we actually found and identified some of the victims that the state can not. they're going to come out and say that this didn't happen. and i'm curious, what your gut is on that, kimberly, essentially? is this a strategy by his defense team? have they actually found the victims you think with a different story? what is your thinking on
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that? >> this is very typical in cases where you're dealing with relationships where people know one another, whether domestic violence, whether it is child abuse or child sexual assault cases defense teams especially when they have money in their pockets will go and try to locate your particular victims. they will try to talk to them. try to nail down a statement inconsistent with a statement that the police and prosecutors have. you have to understand in cases like this, more often than not the victims are reluctant to come forward. they are ashamed, they humiliated. they are dealing with deep psychological problems from anxiety, sleep deprivation problems, all kinds of issues they face each day. young boys like this are hesitant to come forward to tell facts what happened to them at the time and even later when they are adults. so if you're looking for uncooperative witnesses. they say these people will change statements. we have seen it before so they may have to be impeached on the stand. jenna: intimidate something an understatement as far as coming forward in this case.
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joey, it is interesting to see video we got earlier today what is going on at sandusky's house. allegedly he is a child molester. he hasn't been convicted of this. he is out on bail and had exercise equipment delivered to his house. i can't help but think about i can have ims it at this time and potential victims, alleged victims, what their state of mind is right now? i only have about 30 seconds. >> sure. jenna: we expect to see sandusky back in court early december. do you think the terms of his bail are changed? >> they may be changed. you have to show a change in circumstances of course. if you analyze the judge who set bail there are issues whether or not she was involved with the second mile fund-raising group. whether she gave charitable donations. other thing i point out quickly, there are 10 other victims allegedly who haven't come forward yet. there is lot out there. there is a lot will be uncovered as we move forward. it is a developing story and only gets worse seemingly. jenna: more questions are raised we appreciate your
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expertise working through it. thank you both. jon: well all across the country some dangerous neighbors are moving in, forcing people to keep their kids and even their pets indoors. we're talking about bears, moving into the suburbs. what to do about it next. ♪ . [ male announcer ] butter. love the taste, but want to cut back on f?
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jon: you've heard of "snakes on a plane"? how about bears in the burbs? america's black bear population is soaring with more of them ambling into suburbia to set up house to sneak a free meal. it is a trend that will likely continue. so what is a soccer mom to
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do? jonathan serrie live for us in atlanta. jonathan? >> reporter:, hi, jon. more bears are moving into the suburbs because out in the wilderness their overall numbers are increasing. bear harvest something way up with licensed hunters seeking them out for food, pelts and trophies. what is down is unregulated killing of bears. used to be they were considered vermin and people would shoot them on site. people learned to appreciate them as part of the natural ecosystem but problems arise when the bears start feeding from man made food sources. georgia wildlife biologist adam ham monday has this advice. >> if you know you've got a bear in the area, then you should take precautions to make your pet foods unavailable. you know, store the trash in the garage. don't leave bird feeders out. >> reporter: by removing artificial food sources bears are less likely to hang out and become a nuisance. experts say they rarely pose a problem passing through a suburb.
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that was the case in one atlanta neighborhood where john installed an outdoor camera to view wild five. expecting to see rabbit, racoons and deer. he was pleasantly surprised when the camera photographed a black bear. >> doesn't bother me whatsoever. keep our space. probably fun to watch, you know. pretty animals. >> reporter: mccormick says his wife is fine with the bear as well. she is only afraid of spiders. jon, back to you. jon: shep says, break out the trampoline. jonathan serrie. in atlanta. >> reporter: i look forward to it. jon: thanks. jenna: now to the story we've been talking about today. shots fired at the white house, sparking a nationwide man hunt. straight ahead, new details on the breaking story and who the secret service is looking for. ♪
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the nfl. the philadelphia eagles quarterback is dealing with money problems as well. rick folbaum has more. >> reporter: you may wonder how a guy who brings in about $12 million every few months could be bankrupt. that is the case for vick. if you read what this guy is spending you see why his balance sheet is a bit off. in that same time period of about 3 months vick spent over $6.5 million. uncle sam took almost 5 million out in taxes, and his team of lawyers and accountants got another million and a half in fees to deal with his financial mess. he's also got alimony and divorce settlements, child support as well. vick you may remember spent a year and a half in jail for being part of a dogfighting ring that scored a one hundred million dollar six year contract with the eagles after a super year last year. don't get me started about this year where he's led my team to an awful record. 70% of nfl players will declare

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